The New York Knicks will get Carmelo Anthony back for the West Coast finale in Denver, but they’ll miss D-Rose for the second straight game.
Per Ian Begley of ESPN New York, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (shoulder) will return tonight against the Denver Nuggets.
Derrick Rose (back) will miss his second straight game and fourth of the last six.
Carmelo Anthony will play tonight against Denver; Derrick Rose (back) will not play, the Knicks say.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 18, 2016
It’s good news for Anthony as he made it clear this week, after missing the game against the Golden State Warriors, that Saturday’s return to Denver is a must-win for the Knicks.
After dropping a heartbreaker against Phoenix and getting blown out by Golden State, New York is 2-2 on their five-game road trip.
Having Anthony back for Saturday’s game in Denver is a huge boost to their chances of coming away from a long road trip above .500.
The Knicks take on the Nuggets (10-16) at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO, at 9 p.m. ET.